Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Saturday night that the Packers were discussing a contract extension for HC Mike McCarthy.
In his article, McGinn also offered some interesting details regarding Packers GM Ted Thompson’s future with the team and some intriguing candidates who could have interest in the position if it were to become available.
Thompson is under contract for the next two years, but there has been speculation for a while now that he could call it a career at some point given that it’s a very demanding job and he’s starting to get up their in years.
Interestingly enough, McGinn mentions that colleagues and friends of Seahawks GM John Schneider believe he regards the Packers general manager position as his “dream job.”
Schneider is from Wisconsin and actually spent time with the Packers organization before joining the Seahawks.
As things stand right now, Schneider doesn’t have full control of the Seattle’s roster, so Green Bay could offer him more control in the front office. The Packers GM position is considered to be one of the best jobs in football as their structure functions without the demands of an owner.
Another very intriguing name regarding a potential replacement for Thompson is 49ers GM Trent Baalke.
McGinn mentions that he and Thompson are “tight” and have been seen side-by-side evaluating players in the past. According to McGinn, “it was known that Baalke coveted the GM job in Green Bay.”
Chiefs GM John Dorsey is also came up as someone to watch as well. McGinn notes that even though Dorsey is happy in Kansas City, “there’s also a sense among colleagues that returning to the Packers would have tremendous appeal.”
Other candidates for the job include: Packers VP Russ Ball, former Seahawks pro personnel executive Scot McCloughan and Packers pro personnel director Eliot Wolf.